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  1. It not just the diameter but the construction. Mountaineering rope is nylon and not designed to be used in a friction based climbing system. Hence the op described the system he was taught for emergency use. Prusiks just wouldn’t be used in nylon rope otherwise.
  2. Bit judgemental without knowing the details. For example If my house was alongside a busy main road and my kids play area was adjacent to the road I certainly know whose lives would be the priority for me to protect
  3. Anyone happen to have any images of mold on wood chip piles I could have please?
  4. That’s another thread. Take it up with him there please rather than spilling it out into another one
  5. Most outfits will carry on in the rain but it’s not uncommon to pick and choose your jobs. Eucalyptus in particular is no fun at all to climb when wet so I wouldn’t blame them at all for opting for something easier. Danger aside, add in what could potentially go wrong in the way of collateral damage(greenhouses beneath etc)…sometimes it’s just not worth the agro
  6. This is by no means unique to arbtalk. You’ve just summed up the internet
  7. Nothings going to grow a sturdy trunk anytime soon if it’s being regularly pruned. Trunks put on girth to support what’s above it. Poplar probably would have been a good bet, you just needed to let them grow without pruning till the trunks reached the required diameter
  8. Spend has nothing to do with anything. It’s the incoming vat that you effectively have to play with for 3 months at a time
  9. And yet plenty of vat registered companies still manage to carry out domestic work
  10. There’s accountants and there’s accountants. Some are just good at maths and filling out forms, whilst some know how to play the game. Which is yours?
  11. Irrationally angry some might say. you lost me on physician
  12. You’re an angry little man aren’t you. Grow up and get over it, you’re cutting off your nose to spite your face
  13. Im not sure anyone’s a vat fan, but it’s there all the same. I’m a fan of being registered rather than not being! Every one of those £100 petrol receipts you get when you fill up are just an expense receipt to the non registered. To me they are a £10 voucher, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg
  14. Well I knew not to, just didn't quite appreciate the extent of it
  15. Writing an article about this for the wood chip site...a lot of information out there, and quite worrying when I think of the amount of decaying wood chip i've shovelled over the years.
  16. Been reading up on this. I'd be interested to know if the lady had any existing conditions.
  17. This! I can never understand the mentality of people who desperately try and stay under the vat threshold in the mistaken notion that it means they will lose work if they register. My mindset from the start was that if my business ambition was never to cross the threshold then why even be in business.
  18. A stop by the GreenMech stand at SALTEX will provide the first opportunity to see the many developments within their revolutionary EVO Series, since the woodchipper range was first showcased at the 2019 event. Two of the most recent introductions, the EVO 165P Sub-750 and brand new 8” EVO 205D will take pride of place on stand H055 this November. Introduced in direct response to industry demand for a machine with more powerful bite, torque and throughput, the proven performance delivered by the EVO 165 has seen it cement its position in the 6” chipper market. Now, the key features of the series including wide infeed chute, twin horizontal rollers, all steel bonnet and heavy-duty flywheel have been combined with the powerful, yet economic 37hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard petrol engine with the launch of the EVO 165P Sub-750. To meet the requirements of even more of today’s arborists and landscapers, the 165P Sub-750 has also been developed to fit within the 750kg weight bracket with a redesigned chassis providing strength and durability, and alterations to its construction and specification without detriment to overall performance. Extending the EVO concept into the 8” market, the ‘big brother’ in the shape of the EVO 205D will also be making its show debut at this year’s SALTEX. At the heart of the 205D is a Stage V compliant 50hp Kubota diesel engine, powering a heavy-duty flywheel which promises to tackle the biggest tasks fast, with both reliability and ease. As standard, machines across the EVO collection come with GreenMech’s Disc-Blade chipping technology, a three year, no-quibble parts and labour warranty and the unrivalled support of their nationwide dealer network. GreenMech staff will also be on hand to discuss the flexible finance options available across the entire road-tow, tracked, tractor-powered and pedestrian ranges.
  19. Aspen are returning to SALTEX this November to discuss their range of ethanol-free Alkylate fuels, offering a cleaner alternative for both 2 and 4-stroke engines. Following the recent switch to E10 grade at the UK petrol pumps, operators of garden and grounds machinery can find out more about the increased risks of reliability issues, attributable to the increased ethanol content, with a stop by stand M055. To help in the government’s target of reducing carbon emissions, the ethanol content of regular grade unleaded petrol (95 octane) has been increased from 5% to 10% as from September 2021. For modern car engines, designed to handle E10 fuel, few problems are expected. However, ethanol being a solvent that is damaging to plastic and rubber, E10 threatens to shorten the life of certain system components in some older engines and contribute towards the poor running of small power equipment. In addition, ethanol also reduces the storage life of petrol, with many leading manufacturers recommending that fuels containing ethanol be consumed within a 30-day period in order to minimise the problems associated with degradation. Being free from ethanol as well as benzene, sulphur and many other harmful substances, Aspen Alkylate petrol improves not only the reliability and performance of your equipment, but the working conditions for the operator. The fuel also significantly reduces the harmful impact your machinery makes on the environment. The Aspen team will be on hand across the two days to answer any questions and discuss the range of package and delivery options available - giving commercial customers the flexibility to specify their fuel by the container, pallet or drum to best suit their usage, transportation and storage requirements.
  20. Anyone tried these? https://www.treestuff.com/fresh-swell-climbing-long-sleeve-t-shirt/
  21. Funny you say that because I did feel somewhat compelled to go.

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